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Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

Tribune Judge Denies JPMorgan, Aurelius Reorganization Plans
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

The lower-ranking creditors already have filed lawsuits related to the LBO, including cases against Zell and Tribune's shareholders. The bankruptcy case is In re Tribune Co., 08-bk-13141, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).more »

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Audit Defence
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Ask the Experts: How can we speed up a trust distribution?
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

My widowed father died in 2008 with a living trust. My brother is the trustee. All debts were paid off, the house was sold within a year and most of the monies were distributed. However, my brother left $30000 in a trust account at the bank where he ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Best Way to Harvest Tax Loss for Small Business
Fox BusinessNovember 1, 2011

To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any US federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Diamond Foods, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

BENSALEM, Pa., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Diamond Foods, Inc. ("Diamond Foods" or the "Company") /quotes/zigman/96355/quotes/nls/dmnd DMND -17.67% ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop On Herman Cain (The Note)
ABC News (blog)November 2, 2011

“The IRS has actually gone from a tax collection agency to a taxpayer harassment agency,” Perry said. “On top of the high taxes, Americans pay almost $400 billion to just file their taxes each year. The word, or I should say the phrase, 'IRS audit' may ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tonight: Public Hearing on Elderly, Disabled and Veterans Tax Relief
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

The credit amount is calculated by the local assessor and applied by the tax collector to the applicant's real property tax bill. Currently the East Haven is providing that benefit to nearly 600 residents at the rate of $400 per household, according to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Taxation system has its protesters
Savannah Morning NewsNovember 2, 2011

The workforce increased to 60 million employees and in order to fund the war, the withholding taxes from wages was instituted. As a result, revenue increased to $43 billion by the end of 1945. Our taxation system is based on the progressive rate system ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax collections up
Bastrop Daily EnterpriseNovember 8, 2011

Director of the Morehouse Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission, Carter said nearly half of the 5.97 percent increase from July through October compared to the same period the previous year comes from the one-cent sales tax being collected since April ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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PGE Q3 numbers fall thanks to tax statute
Bizjournals.comNovember 3, 2011

Portland General Electric Co. on Thursday reported a 45 percent drop in third-quarter profits thanks mostly to the repeal of a federal tax law. The Portland-based electric utility (NYSE: POR) reported net earnings of $27 million, or 36 cents per share, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Supporters pay Ai Weiwei tax bill
BBC NewsNovember 7, 2011

He was released without charge in June, but accused of tax evasion. The current bill is how much the authorities say he owes. But Mr Ai said this demand was just a cover, and he was being persecuted for his political beliefs. Over the last few years Mr ...more »

International Taxation
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Edo govt threatens hoteliers over tax law
VanguardNovember 2, 2011

BENIN CITY-EDO State Government, Tuesday, vowed to commence legal action against hospitality business operators who have failed to register with the state's Board of Internal Revenue as enshrined in the Consumption Tax Law which was ...more »

Tax Planning
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Indirect tax reforms not to wait for GST
Business StandardNovember 13, 2011

Without waiting any more for introduction of the much-debated Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Union finance ministry has decided to go ahead with indirect tax reforms, particularly those related to services. The ministry is planning to time the ...more »


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